Last spring, while attending an espadrille making workshop, I heard about textile workshops organised by Make in China. Make in China is the brainchild of Véronique Lebel, a Canadian gal installed in Shanghai for 10 years. After working for several years in communication, she spotted a gap in the DIY workshop market in Shanghai. After attending several workshops, she was always coming back home feeling dissatisfied and thinking that she would have made things differently. Exactly my thinking after attending a few « creative » events in Shanghai. So I was really glad to find Make In China.
The first workshop I attended involved making macramé wallhangings. I thought this would be very handy, since there’s huge pole hanging from the ceiling of my living-room. A few hanging plants would be perfect there!
Véronique greeted us in a white space filled with lights on a sunny Sunday morning. She had nicely decorated the room with examples of macramé plant hangings and wall hangings. She had baked lots of delicious little goodies, and best of all, we all had our own making set, with a bag to bring back our creations home.
She demonstrated all the techniques in an informative and laid-back way. We all had lots of fun!
To know more about Véronique’s workshop, check out Make in China on Facebook, or on WeChat.